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Saturday Night Live at Glen Este A Glen Este High School vocal band is offering Clermont County residents a chance to watch recreated episodes of their favorite episodes of “Saturday Night Live.” In an attempt to raise money for an upcoming trip to New York in April, the vocal group By Request will be recreating various “famous” skits of the show. Full story, A2

Is you dog the county’s top dog? Time is running out to enter your dog in the competition to be named Clermont County’s top dog. The Clermont County Humane Society is teaming with the Clermont County commissioners and the Clermont County Auditor’s Office in the search for the 2012 Clermont County Humane Society Poster Pooch. All dog owners in Clermont County, with a valid 2012 dog license, are eligible to enter their fourlegged friends to represent the Clermont County Animal Shelter in various campaigns and publications. Full story, B1

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Residents want easement closed Matt Schlagheck mschlagheck@communitypress.com

Two Amelia residents Jan. 18 asked the Clermont County commissioners to close an easement used by Amelia students. The 10-foot road easement, between 3922 and 3923 Greentree Terrace, currently allows Amelia High School and Middle School students to walk through the properties owned by Kathy Blanton and Cindee Evans. Blanton and Evans presented the commissioners with a petition signed by 12 supporters in favor of eliminating the easement. Both owners have lived in their houses for 27 years, but the easement first became a problem in 2009, said Blanton. Students are “willfully and knowingly trespassing” and harming the property of both owners, she said. “The (students) will harass us, cuss us out, spit on our property, even the parents picking their children up do the same things and have the nerve to park and wait for their children in my driveway,” Blanton said. Evans said the students use their private property to avoid the easement because it is often muddy.

This is an easement between two residents who live on Greentree Terrace near Amelia High School. The residents are having trouble with students allegedly damaging their property as they use this easement. Kathy Blanton and Cindee Evans have asked the county commissioners to close the easement. THANKS TO KATHY BLANTON The problem each landowner has is not with students walking around the mud, but instead how they treat the property, said Evans. “I have had a witness that said kids threw rocks at my house, and I found three holes in my siding,” said Blanton. “I had to put a fence up because one student threw a rock and broke my car’s windshield,” Evans said. The two landowners filed five police reports with the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, citing

trespassing and property damages. Evans said Deputy Ryan Patton, Amelia’s resource officer, patrols the easement “as much as possible.” “(Patton) comes over as much as he can to police the area and control the crowd, and when he is here everything is fine and everybody does what they are supposed to do,” Evans said. “The problem is, though, when he is not here the students and parents do whatever they want.” Patton, who wished to not be quoted, met with Evans Dec. 12 and reported h added extra “stationary patrol” near the easement and estimated “around 100 plus students walk that path each day.” Amelia Principal Keith Hickman chose to not comment, citing an “unfamiliarity” with the issue. County Commissioner Bob Proud said a provision to vacate the easement was brought up and eventually denied in 2009 by previous commissioners. Proud said the situation faced by the landowners currently “couldn’t have been envisioned” when the commissioners made their decision in 2009. The elimination of busing for West Clermont Local School District has contributed to the high traffic of students in the easement, said

Proud. “No one could have envisioned no busing and everything that has happened to you two, and if we can do anything as commissioners, we will try,” Proud said. Commissioner Ed Humphrey said he could understand why students end up in the residents’ private property, but also does not condone their attitude. “If my grandkids came home every day with muddy shoes I would probably be mad, so I understand why the students are trying to stay out of the mud,” Humphrey said. “But this conflict has escalated now to where you (landowners) become angry with students, and then they become angry with you.” The two residents said they have had the opportunity to prosecute students for trespassing and vandalism, but are “trying to avoid it.” “I have yet to prosecute anyone, and we have every right to do so, but that is not our intention. I just wish we could stop these incidents and stop students from using the (easement),” Blanton said. Proud said the commissioners will talk to the Clermont County prosecutor to see if the commissioners have “any say in the matter.”

TIF revisions to benefit Milford Schools will receive $250,000 more a year By John Seney jseney@communitypress.com

Mayor Todd Hart presents Michelle Balside with her Amelia Citizen of the Year plaque and proclamation. Balside was recognized for all the volunteer work she does for the village. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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AMELIA — In recognition of all her volunteer work, Michelle Balside was named Citizen of the Year at the Jan. 17 village council meeting. In his nomination letter, former Mayor Leroy Ellington describes Balside as “a hard worker and community advocate who has provided tremendous support to the village.” Ellington said he nominated

her “because she has been pivotal in making many good things happen in Amelia village.” Balside began volunteering in March 2007 on the recreation commission and took over as chair in 2008. She served through 2010. “You can’t put a price on how it makes you feel,” she said of volunteering. “I think it’s great they honor citizens, period. When you volunteer it often gets overlooked. So to be recognized is a great honor,”

said Balside. While on the recreation commission, she was involved in events like the Easter egg hunt, the Frisbee golf tournament, the cornhole tournament, Concert in the Park, Amelia Day at the Reds, SK8 Fest and National Night Out. Balside helped create the SK8 Park, the Amelia Paw Park, the Memorial Tree Program and movie night. She also helped with the improvements to the Frisbee golf course, and the purchase of trees for the walking trail .

MILFORD-MIAMI TWP. — The Milford school board Jan. 19 approved revisions of two tax increment financing (TIF) agreements with Union Township that eventually could bring $1 million more a year in property taxes to the district. The revisions still need to be approved by the Union Township trustees. The trustees are expected to consider the revisions at their meeting Thursday, Jan. 26, said Trustee Bob McGee. The revisions involve TIFs approved by the township and school district in 2003 and 2005. The 2003 TIF involved the Polo Fields and Terrace Ridge subdivisions in Union Township, The school board agreed to al-

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SNL skits recreated by local students Matt Schlagheck mschlagheck@communityjournal.com

A Glen Este High School vocal band is offering Clermont County residents a chance to watch recreated episodes of their favorite episodes of “Saturday Night Live.” In an attempt to raise money for an upcoming trip to New York in April, the vocal group By Request will be recreating various “famous” skits of the show. By Request producer Kristen HessWinters said the students would be performing “classic skits” such as “The Motivational Speaker,” “Mary Katherine Gallagher,” and “More Cowbell.” “We were trying to find a new way to raise money and we have done various other fundrais-

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ers, but this one was fun and out of the norm,” Hess-Winters said. Director Jeffrey Riel said the fundraiser idea gained momentum within the student body and became an “instant hit.” “We have had calls and people asking about the show, and a lot of students in my classes seem excited,” Riel said. “I mean, I have seen these skits on television thousands of times, and I still think they are hilarious when I see the students rehearse them every day.” By Request also will be performing songs for the audience during the show. Also a Glen Este band compromised of the school’s faculty and staff will perform. Former Cincinnati Bengals kicker Jim Breech will serve as the

show’s guest host. “We met (Breech) at a charity event at Paul Brown Stadium that we performed at and we later proposed this idea to him and he gladly accepted,” said senior and By Request member Peter Brandt. A total of $24,000 is needed for the trip, and what is not earned will be paid by the students’ parents, said Riel. The cost for each student is $700. Riel said the group has raised $2,000 during previous fundraisers, and is hoping this event will help “lower the burden” on By Request parents. If the money is raised, the 34 members who signed up to go will be meeting Broadway actors, visiting sites and singing at various scheduled appearances throughout New York,

Hess-Winters said. The visit though will not only serve as an educational experience, but also as an “opportunity to serve those in need,” said student assistant director Garrett Fanchel. “Our mission statement says at the end that we not only perform, but also give back to the community,” Fanchel. “This isn’t just a fun trip for us, but also a chance for us to help people, and that’s important to us.” Public performances of the skits are at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27; Saturday, Jan. 28; Friday, Feb. 3; and Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Glen Este High School Performing Arts Center, 4342 Glen EsteWithamsville Road. Tickets for the public performances are $10 per person and are available at the door.

Seniors Marc Eddington and Sarah Lindsey will be dancing to laughter when the play first opens to the public Jan. 27. MATT SCHLAGHECK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Perry is Batavia Twp. trustee By Lisa J. Mauch lmauch@communitypress.com

BATAVIA TWP. — The trustees appointed Randy Perry to the vacant seat at a special meeting Jan. 18 The seat was left vacant after trustee-elect Jim Bushman was struck and killed by a pickup truck on Ohio 132 in November. “It was such a terrible

thing we had happen with Jim Bushman,” said Trustee James Sauls Jr. “We all thought the world of him.” Trustees had 30 days to fill Bushman’s vacancy starting Jan. 1. Seven people applied for the position. “We appreciate all the applicants. We had a lot of talented people show interest. But, at the end of the day we’re going with

Randy Perry,” said Trustee Bill Dowdney. Perry has lived in Clermont County since 1969 and graduated from Amelia High School in 1976. “I think he's a quality individual,” said Sauls. “He'll be somebody who will bring a lot to the table.” Perry has been employed in the commercial plumbing industry for 33 years, the last 20 of which

he’s worked as an independent contractor. He owns his own business, RP Plumbing, and a horse boarding business, Rising Star Stables. “I’ve lived in the township for 20-some years and for the last five or six years I’ve gotten more involved in local things,” said Perry. He serves on the Clermont County Planning Commission and is chair

of the board of directors for A Caring Place pregnancy help center. “I feel honored that they would appoint me to be trustee and to serve the township and serve on the board with Mr. Sauls and Mr. Dowdney,” Perry said. “I’ll put my part into it and hopefully make it a better community to live and raise a family in,” he said.

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of taxes collected will vary as property valuations change, but the district should receive about $250,000 more a year at first and about $1 million more a yearwhenitstartsreceiving 100 percent of the TIF money. The other TIF involves land at the interchange of I-275 and Ohio 450. The school disFarrell trict agreed to forgo taxes in exchange for the township building an office complex for the district at the site, Farrell said. “We don’t need an office complex,” he said. Farrell said the district is using the former South Ele-

mentary School at 777 GarfieldAve.foradministrative offices. Because the area of the TIF has not been developed, it is not generating any taxes, he said. Farrell said when the area is developed, the district will receive100 percent of the taxes. He said the revisions of the TIFs are the result of negotiations between McGee and former school board member Gary Knepp, whose term expired Dec. 31. “This couldn’t have happened without the efforts of Gary Knepp,” said board member George Lucas. “He put in extraordinary efforts tocapturefundsthecommunity needs.” “This is huge,” said Knepp. “I was very pleased that Union Township was interested in renegotiating our contract and that is a very important development for the district finances.” “This will potentially reduce any operating levy we askforinthefuture,”Farrell said. Farrell said he became aware of the TIFs shortly after he began working for the district in 2007. He said he has been asking questions about the TIFs since he arrived, but efforts to change the agreements began only recently. Lucas,whowaselectedto his first term as board member in 2008, said he found out about the TIFs about six to eight months ago from Farrell and former Treasurer Randy Seymour. Once board members found out, they started asking questions, which led to the negotiations, he said. “It worked out really well for us,” he said McGee said the township probably will try to sell the property set aside for the school. He said the trustees will have to “tighten belts” to make up for the loss in taxes.

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low property taxes from the TIF to go to infrastructure improvements, said Superintendent Robert Farrell. In return, the township gave the school board about 17 acres in Terrace Ridge for a future elementary school. “Because of changing demographics, we no longer need a school at this site,” Farrell said. In exchange for returning the land to the township, the school district will receive 25 percent of the taxes from the TIF from 2012 to 2018, Farrell said. Beginning with taxes collected in 2019, the district will receive 100 percent, he said. Farrell said the amount

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK Humphrey seeks re-election

Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey is seeking re-election in 2012. He will run unopposed in the March 6 Republican primary. He will be on the ballot again for the general election in November. Humphrey is a resident of Miami Township. For more information about Ed Humphrey’s campaign, visit www.edhumphrey.com or call Ed Humphrey at 325-8910.

Hall runs for Ohio Senate

Paul Hall is seeking the Ohio Senate seat in the 14th District, which includes Adams, Brown, Clermont, Lawrence and Scioto counties. Hall lives on a small farm in Williamsburg. Hall is seeking the Republican nomination in the March 6 primary. If you have any questions or want to know more, log on to Hall’s website, www.electpaulhall.com, or call (513) 479-2988.

Conservative Democrat seeks state senate seat

Steve Myers is a candidate for the Ohio House of Representatives 65th District. Myers wants to create jobs, restructure school funding and protect families. He said he is a pro-life Democrat and a member of the National Rifle Association. Myers will use his 27 years of experience in human resources to bring jobs to the 65th District. To contact Myers, call

448-8312.

Green runs for state senate

Green is seeking the Republican nomination for state representative of the 66th District in the March 6 primary. He currently serves as the Brown County Auditor. He has serves as an elected official in Brown County for 26 years. As an active member of the community, Green serves as an executive board member of Southern State Community College Foundation Committee, committee member on 2021 Vision for Chatfield College and executive vice-president for Area Agency on Aging District 7. Contact Green by cell phone, 937-515-0181or email dgreen73@frontier.com.

Purtell is running for state senate

Steve Purtell, from Union Township and an assistant prosecuting attorney in Brown County, is seeking the Republican nomination for State Senator, 14th district. The primary will be March 6. Purtell received his law degree from Valparaiso University in Indiana and college degree from Washington and Lee in Virginia. Purtell and his wife, Justine who is a teacher at Children’s Hospital, have four children; two will be commissioned as army officers this summer and two younger children are living at home. For more information, email swpurtell@gmail.com.

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BRIEFLY Identity theft

UNION TWP. — Clermont County Prosecutor Don White will speak to senior citizens about identity theft 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the civic center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. Lunch will be served. There is no cost to attend. Call to make reservations for the lunch at 9477333.

Batavia BOE

BATAVIA TWP. — The board of education held its organizational meeting Jan. 9. New board member Karen Royer was sworn in. Michael Enriquez was elected president and Scott Runck was elected vice president. Meetings will be held the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m., except for February and April. Meetings are held at the high school, 1 Bulldog Place. Due to Presidents Day, the next meeting of the board will be Monday, Feb. 13. The board also approved the 2012 commencement

date: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at Northern Kentucky University.

Monroe Grange

The Monroe Grange will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at the Grange Hall, 2644 Ohio 222 in Nicholsville, south of Ohio 125. The second degree will be given at this time to new members. The plans for the upcoming soup supper Feb. 18 will be finalized at this meeting. The Monroe Grange Card Party will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the hall. Euchre is played, along with some other table games, if you don't play Euchre. This is open to the public. The cost is $1.50 to play, and after four games there is a break with food available. Another four games will be played after the break. Token prizes are awarded.

Board moves March meeting

BATAVIA TWP. — The March trustee meeting has been moved from March 6

to March 20 due to elections. The next board meeting is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Batavia Township Community Center, 1535 Clough Pike. Call 732-3888 for more information.

Open house CLERMONT COUNTY —

Clermont Senior Services staff will host an open house at The Welcome Center from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the center, 2085 James E. Sauls Sr. Drive, next to the Clermont Senior Services administration building. The new facility opened in November and was formerly housed at the Clermont County YMCA. The Welcome Center is an adult day service program for seniors with physical and/or mental impairments who need socialization in a supervised setting. The new facility can serve more customers and has more space to coordinate activities that allow seniors to participate at their highest level possible.

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Fiscal officer Jennifer Haley swears in Trustee Bill Dowdney before the Jan. 3 board meeting. Dowdney was elected to the trustee seat in November. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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each and every individual that responded to our call for assistance,” said Community Toy Chest coordinator Sanna Gast. The Community Toy Chest accepts donations of checks or cash to purchase gifts for children in county as they reach other milestones in their lives, such as high school graduation. For more information about the Community Toy Chest and how to get involved, call 7327264 .

Application withdrawn for auto salvage yard By Lisa J. Mauch lmauch@communitypress.com

BATAVIA — A land-use application for 500 Kent Road off of Ohio 32 has been withdrawn by its applicant, Plumb Properties of Clermont County. The application was schedule to be discussed by the Board of Zoning Appeals Jan. 17. County Commissioner Archie Wilson is one of

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Mayor John Thebout said he wants business in Batavia, however he was glad the company pulled out. "It just wouldn't have been an attractive type of business for the gateway to the village," he said. "Hopefully the next thing it will be a type of business that will profit Commissioner Wilson and the village."

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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted and fellow politicians spoke out during the Jan. 13 Clermont Chamber of Commerce’s legislative luncheon about recent changes in the Ohio congressional districts. Gov. John Kasich signed the new Ohio congressional districts into law Sept. 26. The new districts are in place for the next 10 years. Husted said Clermont County and the rest of the state were split “strategically” into 18 districts, which favor the party with the majority. According to him, the process of redistricting is constitutional, but outdated. “With technology, we have now the problem that you can draw these districts a way that guarantees that the party in charge is going to win the majority of the seats,” Husted said. With the majority control, Husted said politicians are able to draw new districts without putting it on a ballot for Ohio citizens during the general election. “Who gets left out? It’s the average person because the general election isn’t really where most of these decisions

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the owners of Plumb Properties, which owns the Kent Road land, said attorney C. Francis Barrett of Barrett & Weber who filed on behalf of Plumb Properties. Barrett said that LKQ Corp., an automotive recycling company, was going to purchase the property and develop an auto salvage yard there, but decided not to pursue the site. No explanation why was given.

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are made, and the current system basically promotes that,” Husted said. Brown County Auditor Doug Green, who is running for the Ohio House 66th District seat in the March primary, said the system of redisHusted tricting “takes away” the power of each citizen’s vote. “I have always had the luxury in Brown County to focus on the people and I think that is extremely important on every level of public service,” Green said. “I am still getting familiar with re-districting but anything new that would give more control to the people is better.” Paul Hall, a businessman who is running for the Ohio Senate, said he believes state representatives need to split the state to give “power back to the people.” “I think (Husted) is exactly right when he says the people are frustrated,” Hall said. “We need to take a look at taking the state of Ohio and figuring out what is fair to the people and not worry about what is fair to the parties.” Husted addressed a

current lawsuit filed against him in Clermont County regarding the constitutionality of the new Ohio congressional districts. Belinda Ward of Batavia Oct. 17 filed a lawsuit in the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas challenging the redistricting. The Ohio secretary of state is a defendant. The other defendants included Kasich, Ohio Rep. William Batchelder, Ohio Senate President Tom Niehaus and the Clermont County Board of Elections. “I actually forgot that I was sued in Clermont County about (redistricting), but it shows the amount of frustration about it,” Husted said. Husted said the lawsuit was a “starting point” for Clermont County citizens to become involved in voicing their “dissent” to the state government. “I get sued all the time, but never from that far away. It’s usually in Columbus, and I understand because people are having a hard time and they are seeing bickering about how we draw lines. There will be hopefully a push this year, again, to change this process how we draw lines and if you get a chance to have a voice in it, please help change it,” he said.

Amelia skate park reopens By John Seney jseney@communitypress.com

AMELIA — Amelia's skate park, which was temporarily closed in the fall because someone kept removing sections of a skate ramp, has reopened. Former Mayor Leroy Ellington said closing the skate park, which is part of Groh Park on Huntsman Trail, was necessary until village officials could determine how removing some of the parts affects the structural integrity and safety of the ramps. Public works supervisor Rick Rowland said the manufacturer of the

equipment informed him the piece the vandals kept removing either needs to be anchored more securely or removed. Mayor Todd Hart said the piece was permanently removed and the park reopened Dec. 23. “The manufacturer said it was safe to remove the piece,” he said. “Both the manufacturer and our insurer said it was OK to reopen the park.” Hart said skaters have been using the park and no problems have been reported.


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Schmidt picks service academy nominees CLERMONT COUNTY — Ten Clermont County residents have been nominated by U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt for acceptance into four of the nation's service academies. The 10 nominees from Clermont County are among 33 nominations submitted by Schmidt for Ohio’s Second Congressional District. At least one nominee from the 33 could be accepted by each institution. All members of Congress may nominate up to 10 candidates per opening. The academies usually make appointments by March 31. “They are looking for individuals who are well-rounded – academically, physically, and socially – who have demonstrated leadership qualities, community service and a strong desire to serve

in the military as an officer,” Schmidt said. A record number applied this year to be nominated by Schmidt. They were interviewed by two Naval Academy and two Air Force Academy graduates at Schmidt’s Cincinnati office. Her nominations were based on the panel’s recommendations. Schmidt held a reception Dec. 29 at her Cincinnati office to recognize the nominees and their families. The nominees from Clermont County: » The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. (Army): Christopher Lau of Pierce Township, a student at Miami University. » The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.: John Braden Miller of Miami Township, a student at St. Xavier High

School; and Nicholas Twine of Stonelick Township, a student at Clermont Northeastern High School. » The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.: William Hamiter of Union Township, a student at Moeller High School; Edward Hoffmann of Stonelick Township, who is home schooled; Henry Jentz II of Union Township, who is home schooled; Erik Shinkle of Tate Township, a student at Bethel-Tate High School; and Zachary Sullivan of Miami Township, a student at Milford High School. » The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y.: Kayla Bomske of Union Township, a student at Amelia High School; and Nathaniel Adams of Milford, a student at Cincinnati Country Day School.

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The following Glen Este High School students were named the "Students of the Month." Top row from left are: Matt Kennedy; Zoe Achor; Jacob Durst; and Ashley Collins. Bottom row: Trevor Daniels; Jordan Reed; Sara Chesley; and T. Jay Burbage. PROVIDED

Monroe students ‘go bananas’ for gorillas New Richmond’s Monroe Elementary School collected 228 old cell phones for the Cincinnati Zoo’s Go Bananas Challenge. “This initiative is a project to save the gorillas,” said Monroe visual art teacher Adrian Hawk, who organized the effort through

the school’s Monroe's Art & Earth Club. “The materials and metals that are used to make cell phones are mined in prime gorilla habitats and by recycling old cell phones instead of throwing them away, gorillas and their habitats are being preserved.”

St. Thomas More students recently participated in the National Geography Bee. From left are: Tracy Waters, fifth-grade social studies teacher and bee coordinator; Addy Somerville, third place; Myles Bailey, second place; and school champion Brian Cabell; Principal Peg Fischer. PROVIDED BY PEG FISCHER

Glen Este can drives exceeds expectations Every year, Glen Este High School staff and students hold a canned food drive for the Eastern Area YWCA Food Pantry and Battered Women’s Shelter. In the past, the drive had a tradition of not reaching its full potential. This year, the food drive was the most successful yet. By turning the food drive into a competition, Glen Este managed to raise more than $1,000 than last year. “Students were really excited about giving back to our community. I had a student bring in two huge baskets full of canned goods, which he collected from his neighborhood,” said student council co-adviser Kathy Lach. “Another student collected change from his family members to help support this cause. Students came up to me that I didn’t know and were expressing what they did to help with the food drive. I know that all types of students will ‘step up’ when they know the cause is worthwhile. This was one of the most awesome experiences that I have ever had. Student council did a great job preparing boxes, collecting cans and delivering the goods.” Each class at Glen Este was given a goal, which was based on the class size during third period. Money, cans or a combination of the two could reach the goal each can was worth 25 cents. Every class that reached their goal amount, or over their goal, was allowed to attend an hour-long holiday assembly put on by student

council. The top three classes that rose over their goals were also awarded breakfast, and presented with the prize at the holiday assembly. The top winners were students from Matt Curless,’ Todd Gee’s and Michelle Dohrmann’s third-period classes. Additionally, if a class did not meet their goal, teachers could send the top three students who raised the most money to the assembly. The competition was met with enthusiasm, far beyond expectations. The assembly offered many performances, such as a poetry/story reading from the Café Poetica group, GE Dance Company, song selections from By Request and GE Concert Band, a skit from student council and a visit from Santa. Perhaps it was that which led to 85 percent of the classes raising their goal. Maybe it was just the prospect of getting out of third period. Whatever the catalyst, the end result was a combined total (cans and money) of $3,289.99. Overall, the food drive was an immense success, one that was not expected, but no less appreciated. Every student that donated helped feed a family and assist those in need in our community, and should be commended for their efforts. What occurred at one high school encompassed the true spirit of the holidays, and all because of a tradition. Great job, GE! Submitted by Emily Connor, co-editor, “The Torch.”

Monroe Elementary Schhol third-grade students, from left, Aaron Pike, Michael Ressig, Raven Lowery and Ray Lindsley are members of Monroe’s Art & Earth Club that initiated a cell phone collection to help the Cincinnati Zoo. THANKS TO ENOS PENNINGTON


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WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Lady Wildcats are 9-4 on the season and 5-1 in the Southern Buckeye Academic and Athletic Conference, just one game back of undefeated Georgetown. That 9-4 record is more impressive than it looks. The Lady Wildcats started the season 0-3 and since have won eight games in a row and nine of 10. “The key is that the kids adapted to the changes the coaching staff made,” coach Ken Lowe said. “Earlier (in the season) we were just testing the waters and now the kids have accepted the changes and we are rolling.” Lowe decided he had to make changes to the offense and defense, so he delegated the offense and defense to different assistant coaches under his direction. Also, Lowe implemented a different, more open offensive style of play with a more focused style of defense. The Lady Wildcats are led on offense by seniors Tara Dennis

and Heidi McManus. Dennis is eighth in the city in scoring averaging 19.7 points per game while McManus is putting up 15.9 and is third in the city in steals with over six per game. Dennis scored her 1,000th point Jan. 14 in a 55-52 win over Amelia. She basically accomplished the milestone in three seasons. Dennis was called up to the varsity squad her freshman year only for tournament time. “(Dennis) and Heidi are big for us,” Lowe said. “But without Heidi there is no Tara; without the whole team, there is no Tara. Someone has to get her the ball.” While Dennis and McManus are the seniors, they aren’t the only ones contributing toward the success. Junior Elizabeth Meisberger, who has been playing varsity since her freshman year, has been a beast on the defensive side of the ball and the boards. According to Lowe, junior Sarah Wetzel brings a presence to the court, loves the game and wants to be out there on the court no matter what the situation is. Sophomore

Williamsburg senior Tara Dennis reached the 1,000-point plateau this season and has helped her team to a 9-4 record. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Mallory Guess was just called up from the junior varsity squad and is starting to make shots and have

an impact on both sides of the ball. “We actually have great underclassmen,” Lowe said. “It’s not an

‘I or me,’ it’s a ‘we.’ We know it’s a team sport and we play together and try to become a family.” Earlier in the season, the Lady Wildcats held a one point halftime lead over Georgetown but came out slow in the second half and suffered an 11-point loss. Since the loss they haven’t lost a league game and are looking forward to their Jan. 26 rematch with the GMen. “We believe we can play right with them,” Lowe said. “We just have to believe in ourselves. We know what they stand for; they have a great basketball tradition and coaching staff. We just have to believe that we can win against them.” It’s a family atmosphere around the Lady Wildcats programs and Lowe believes that will help his team make an impact come playoff time. “We have to just stand together,” Lowe said. “Just be there for each other and get it done. Just go out there and play and have the attitude that ‘I’m not going to lose for any reason.’”

Finan makes final lap By Tom Skeen

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University of Cincinnati star and former New Richmond Lion Eric Finan earned two All-American honors in the same calendar year. FILE PHOTO

NEW RICHMOND — Halfway through his final year at the University of Cincinnati, former New Richmond star Eric Finan has had himself one heck of a collegiate career. As a junior Finan was named a second-team All-American after finishing 10th in the 5,000 meter event at nationals. When cross country season came, the senior captured a Big East title and a 25th-place finish at nationals (the best finish by a UC runner since 1972), earning him First-Team AllAmerican honors. Finan earned two All-American honors in one calendar season, making him one of the top cross country and track and field athletes in UC history. “I think that was about my most enjoyable season,” Finan said. “In that season I have never been so thrilled to compete and look forward to racing and pushing my body to the limit and seeing what I could do.” The kicker is when Finan’s career started, All-American honors were probably the last thing on his mind. In his first year at UC, he suffered multiple stress fractures and wasn’t able to compete. His coach called it the worst start to any career he had seen to that point. “My career has been mostly a progression,” the fifth-year senior said. “The slow start gave me time to set my mind and train well. Every year I show progress and get better steadily. Coach is impressed by my progress, and it’s rare for me to have a bad race and

I’ve never had a bad season. But it’s been a wonderful and crazy journey.” As his final track and field season approaches, Finan has one goal in mind to close out his career as a Bearcat: First-Team AllAmerican. To achieve that goal, Finan must finish in the top eight at nationals. This is a different year than most because it is an Olympic year. Outside of what he wants as a Bearcat, Finan is looking forward to the Olympic trials in June. As of right now, Finan’s time in the 5K gives him B-Standard status for the Olympic trials, meaning he is not guaranteed a spot in the race. If the senior can cut 11 seconds from his time, he will earn AStandard status giving him automatic qualification for the trails. “Every year I have dropped1719 seconds off my time,” Finan said. “If the trend continues, (AStandard) is very possible.” After this season and graduation, the former Lion does not plan on using his master’s degrees in business administration and engineering, instead he wants to keep running. “The plan is, God willing, to continue to improve,” Finan said. “I have talked to some agents with shoe companies just to get my name out there. My ultimate plan is to get a sponsorship and pursue running post collegiate. The goal is to get an independent contract with a shoe company and train with a training group.”

PRESS PREP HIGHLIGHTS By Tom Skeen tskeen@communitypress.com

Boys basketball

» Batavia crushed Felicity 5642, Jan. 20. Senior Dwayne Smith finished with 18 points. » McNick bested Fenwick, 5854, Jan. 13. Drew Hall went for 21 points to lead the Rockets, who improved to 5-5 with the win.

Girls basketball

» Williamsburg overcame a three-point halftime deficit to grab a 55-52 victory from Amelia, Jan. 14. Senior Tara Dennis led all scorers with 27 points. Dennis led the Wildcats again with 25 points in a 50-47 victory over East Clinton. » Glen Este beat Little Miami Jan. 14, 61-41. Junior Hannah Carson led the Lady Trojans with 16 points. » Batavia was hammered by Bethel-Tate 60-31, Jan. 17. Junior

McKenna Fraley led the Bulldogs with nine points. The Bulldogs were crushed by Georgetown 65-22, Jan. 19. Fraley once again led Batavia with nine points. » New Richmond suffered a tough 74-72 overtime loss to Seton Jan. 17. Sophomore Josie Buckingham had a huge game with 31 points to lead the Lady Lions. The Lions rebounded with 4233 victory over Clermont Northeastern Jan. 19. Buckingham fin-

ished with 17 points. » Amelia gored Goshen 57-37, Jan. 19. Senior Kymmy Simon led the Lady Barons with 22 points. » Turpin used a 20-point effort from Mariah Gador to hand McNicholas a 57-35 defeat, Jan. 14.

the Charlie Moore Invitational Jan. 14. » Amelia finished ninth at the Sycamore Invitational Jan. 14. Freshman Isaac Shalash was the champion at 106 pounds.

Girls bowling

» To see what Scott Springer and Nick Dudukovich are saying about the potential creation of separate tournaments between private and public schools, check out Cincinnati.com/blogs/preps.

» Glen Este finished eighth at the Bearcat Classic Jan. 13

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Lady Barons don’t lack effort By Scott Springer sspringer@communitypress.com

AMELIA — With only three seniors and no one on the roster above 5-9, Amelia’s Lady Baron basketball team has been hanging in there with the Southern Buckeye Conference American division leaders but hasn’t beaten any. “We lost to Bethel-Tate by four, we lost to New

Richmond by one and then to Western Brown (4431),” coach Tara Kaiser said. The Western Brown game was close for awhile, until the Broncos pulled away with superior size and depth. New Richmond offers up the same challenges and will again when Amelia goes on the road to face the Lady Lions Jan. 26. “We are lacking a little

experience on the bench,” Kaiser said. “Great kids on the bench and big hearts, but they’re just lacking that varsity experience.” What Amelia lacks in size, they try to make up in hustle plays. When the shots fall, the results are good. When they don’t, the Lady Barons just keep playing. “The one thing I can count on from these girls

is they give it everything they’ve got, every single game and every single practice,” Kaiser said. “They put it all out there. Sometimes we just don’t finish.” Senior Kymmy Simon is the team’s scoring leader at guard at around 14 points per game. She also pulls down the most rebounds despite being a 5-7 backcourt player. “Kymmy gives it ev-

erything, as all the girls do,” Kaiser said. “Everybody knows she’s our offensive leader, so they know to overplay her. Everyone else just has to step up.” Juniors Cassidy Bailey and Danielle Lang have offered some inside scoring up to pick up the slack, with senior Megan Mentzel doing her share at guard and on the boards as the second-leading reAmelia senior guard Kymmy Simon drives to the hoop against Western Brown Jan. 12 as sophomore Madison Terry looks on. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Amelia junior forward Danielle Lang, No. 24, tries to move Western Brown's Taylor Henry, No. 30, at the free-throw line. The Lady Barons fell short Jan. 12, 44-31. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

bounder. For the future, the playing time and athletic ability of sophomore Madison Terry is a good sign. Just as she made her presence known at soccer matches and cross country meets in the fall, Terry’s also very active on the hardwood. “She’s coming a long way this season,” Kaiser said. “We’re just trying to get her ready for next year. She used to dribble backward more than she did forward, so she’s figured that out.” Coming up, Amelia has rematches with all of the SBC-American frontrunners. Kaiser would like to see her squad get over the hump in one of those games. “We make some teams nervous and we just need to keep our heads in it and stay positive,” Kaiser said. “We need to keep getting better defensively and score transition points. We move the ball pretty well and we do a pretty good job rebounding and getting position. We’re looking to finish strong.” Upcoming home games for Amelia include Clermont Northeastern Jan. 28 and Bethel-Tate Feb. 2.

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Elect Paul Hall

Let me introduce you to Paul Hall, who is running for Ohio Senate, 14th District. Paul’s name will be on the ballot March 6. Paul is a wellknown Mt. Orab businessman who owns and operates Paul Hall & Associates Insurance Agency and several other small businesses. Paul is knowledgeable regarding governmental control of health care, taxation, money management, job creation and other areas of public domain. Paul is a Christian and firmly believes in the Constitution. Paul is a fiscal conservative. He intends to spend taxpayer money frugally to get more bang for the buck. Paul’s very successful business career attests to his commitment and ability to do just that. Paul has never held public office. However, his lifelong dream has been to serve in the legislature. Now with his family and staff prepared to run his business, he is positioned to achieve that goal. The 14th Senate District encompasses Adams, Brown Clermont and Scioto counties and part of Lawrence County. Paul will be out meeting as many of you as possible, answering your questions and concerns. You will see Paul is the man we need to represent us in the Senate. Remember Paul Hall for senate Tuesday, March 6. Jeanne Glassmeyer Fayetteville

Re-elect Wiedenbein

Barb Wiedenbein is a woman with family values, great integrity and knowledge of Clermont County. She is the clerk of courts of common pleas and does an excellent job executing the court process. Because of who she is and what she does, our community is a better place. Not only do I know Barb from the community, but I also know her personally. I see the passion Barb has for her job and the knowledge she has regarding our court system and

community. Decisions she makes are based on what is best for Clermont County. She listens to all sides before a decision is made. Barb is a caring, honest and trustworthy person, as a clerk of courts and personally. This is a rare quality in a politician, but Barb truly has these qualities. This is the type of person I want fighting for our community and as a clerk of courts. I am voting for Barb Wiedenbein March 6 because I know the values she has and she can be trusted to get the job done correctly. Please join me in voting for the right candidate, and re-elect Barb Wiedenbein for clerk of courts of common pleas. Traci Hoskins Batavia Township

Re-elect Don White

Don White, our prosecuting attorney, was first elected in 1988. Clermont County voters have re-elected Don White as prosecutor five consecutive times thereafter. I suspect that an overwhelming number of Clermont County residents would agree with me: I feel safe walking my dog in my neighborhood. I feel safe letting my son walk down the street to shoot baskets. I feel safe when I lay in bed at night. At the end of the day, I am confident that those who commit violent crimes in Clermont County will be apprehended, successfully prosecuted and serve long sentences. And I've felt this way since 1988. The best predictor of future success is past success. Reelect Don White Clermont County prosecuting attorney. Diana Hughes Union Township

Don White, thanks

Don White is the consummate professional. I sought his help over 30 years ago. This was him prior to becoming a county prosecutor. Back then, he was a defense lawyer. Back then, I needed a seconded chance of sorts, mar-

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ried with two small sons and dealing with multiple issues including those of Vietnam. Don stood beside me and asked on my behalf for eventual turn around hopes. It all worked out, Don, and thanks so much for what you said way back then. Because of Don’s defense and coupled with advise, I completely turned my life around. I returned to the military and eventually retired as a decorated senior non-commissioned officer. The same young wife that Don met back then remains the girl of my life. To this day, it represents 42 years of marriage and two successful adult sons, etc. I am convinced that continued today, Don White must weigh the pros and cons of accepting or rejecting slim thoughts or hope or eventual success. It must be very difficult. He is a most honorable man. He continues to have our vote for numerous reasons. In my case, I found a friend. The past is mended. Thanks, Don. Joseph E. Walriven Batavia

Is America forgetting our heritage? The Jewish nation was chosen by God to bring freedom to mankind. Hannukah (this year, Dec. 20 through Dec. 28) and Christmas (the 25), and Passover and Easter (in the spring) commemorate His desire for His highest creation. The Ten Commandments given by God to Moses at Mt Sinai are the oldest charter of liberty, long preceding the Twelve Tables of the Romans, the Magna Carta of the English, and the Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States. Moses had just led the Israelites out of 400 years slavery in Egypt under Pharoahs who claimed they were gods. The First Commandment instructs us to reject such pagan gods and to recognize our own worth as human beings, subject to no power but that of our Creator and Judge. The Second tells us to form no image of abstract truth, but to revere God alone Who is truth. The Third warns us not to speak frivolously of God, taking truth seriously. The Fourth advises that we regularly set a day aside to pon-

der His standards. The Fifth recognizes the family as the primary human relationship and establishes the parent (not the school, nor church, nor state) as the only authority which a child should accept for his own profit. The Sixth stresses the sanctity of human life, a right to life that must Randy Kleine not be violated COMMUNITY PRESS by any other GUEST COLUMNIST person. The Seventh establishes the marriage covenant, foundational for the family, and the inviolability of promises given by persons to each other (e.g. contracts). The Eighth recognizes the individual right to own and control property, basic to liberty. The Ninth affirms freedom of speech. People have control over their utterances and are responsible for their truth. The Tenth emphasizes that not even in thought should a person violate the property rights of an-

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other. That Federal judges so vigorously seek the removal of the Ten Commandments from public display demonstrates a pagan desire to set up the secular state as a god demanding allegiance. Channukah celebrates the Judean revolt against the Greek demi-god Antiochus IV Epiphanes who had conquered Jerusalem and desecrated the Temple. Christmas saw the coming of the long-awaited Jewish Messiah during the reign of a Roman Emporer, Augustus Caesar, who required worship by his subjects. Jesus said, “You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall set you free,” and “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” It wasn’t long after Moses pointed the way to freedom at Sinai that the Jews demanded an earthly king. They got the corrupt Saul. The American Colonists proclaimed, “No King but Jesus!” How long until we completely abandon our Judeo-Christian heritage to a corrupt and despotic secular state? Randy Kleine is a resident of Milford.

Here’s a short quiz: 1. How many precinct election officials does Clermont County need to man the polls at each primary and general election? a. 35 b. 435 c. 800 d. 2,000 2. How much do election officials get paid for working at an election? a. $50 b. $130 c. Minimum wage. d. Nothing. It’s a volunteer job. It’s the beginning of the 2012 presidential election year, and we at the board of elections are looking for civic-minded citizens who want to serve their community. The answers to the quiz. Question 1: C, 800 officials. Question 2: B, $130. Clermont County needs 800 precinct election officials, 400 Democrats and 400 Republicans. The precinct officials manage the election process at the polls election day and watch to keep the voting honest and help voters understand the process. We are inviting voters to take an active part in the election process by becoming precinct election officials. With people’s busy lives it makes it more difficult to find persons willing and able to fill these positions. As director of the Clermont County Board of Elections, it’s my job to make sure that we conduct fair, honest and transparent elections. We have an excellent office staff, with equal numbers of Republicans and Democrats, but we need your help with the big job Election Day. One way we protect the democratic process is by recruiting and training precinct election officials to manage the polls Election Day. Many people do not want to

get involved in “politics,” but this is a way to do your civic duty without getting involved in the “politics.” Let me give you four reasons to sign up to be a precinct election official: 1. It takes only a small amount of your time and gives you an opportunity to play a vital role in your government. 2. You can provide a necessary service for your community while having fun at the same time. 3. It is an opportunity to meet new people in your community. 4. You get paid $130. You may know someone Judy Miller COMMUNITY PRESS who has been a poll worker beGUEST COLUMNIST fore. If so, chances are they will tell you it’s fun and easy. And, if you have been an election official yourself, now is a good time to invite a friend or co-worker. What are the qualifications, and how do you sign up? You must be at least 18 years old, registered to vote in Clermont County and free of any felony convictions - and you should enjoy working with other people. All you have to do is call the Clermont County Board of Elections at 732-7275 or email us at Elections@ClermontCountyOhio. Gov. We’ll schedule you for one of our February training classes at Eastgate Holiday Inn & Suites, and you will be able to work the primary election Tuesday, March 6. We hope to hear from you within the next few days so we can get you signed up.

Judy Miller is the director of the Clermont County Board of Elections

CH@TROOM Last week’s question Should Ohio raise its speed limit on Interstates to 70 miles per hour? Why or why not?

“Yes, Ohio should raise the speed limit to 70 MPH, not so much as to follow the pack as neighboring states, but today’s roads and cars are more safe…it's the irresponsible drivers that cause more accidents regardless of speed.” W.H.M. “It doesnt really matter to me if they raise it or not. If they raise it to 70 mph everyone will do 75 or better. My wife and I go to Myrtle Beach every year for a couple of weeks and it is a 12-hour trip. “If we go 70 mph as opposed to 65 mph it will get us there one hour earlier. When you are talking about a two-week stay does an hour really make that much difference? I do think as a society we are always in too big a hurry, maybe we should keep it at 65.” D.D. “I would say ‘yes.’ First, there aren't enough law enforcement people to effectively prosecute people who ‘speed’ by going 5 mph or so more than the speed limit. An observer who travels on our local interstates (like I-275) will immediately notice that there are a great many drivers who break that speed limit with impunity, and yet never seem to get caught. I can't prove it, but realistically, 70 mph seems a more reasonable limit to me than

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“No, it is not needed and will cost taxpayers money to change the signs. Ohio does not have the money for foolishness.” K.S. “Aside from all the traffic fatalities and injuries which will result it wastes a lot of gas. If Ohio is the only state which does so, we might not notice, but if the nation raised the limit across the board it would make the price of gasoline go up measurably. “We have to balance convenience with safety and the public interest. Ohio's 65 MPH limit is not particularly well enforced, and things are working pretty well. People do drive 70, and faster, but they drive relative to the limit. Leave the speed limit alone and keep trying to catch the drunks before they kill someone.” N.F.

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Tisha Luthy leads a preschool program at the Cincinnati Nature Center. She is the director of the new preschool the nature center is opening in September. PROVIDED

CNC to open ‘outdoor’ preschool this fall By Lisa J. Mauch lmauch@communitypress.com

UNION TWP. — Most students spend all year looking forward to going on a field trip or two. But what if your child went on a “field” trip every day? The Cincinnati Nature Center will offer that experience to children ages 3 to 5 when its new preschool opens in September at the Rowe Woods location. “We are not a classroom that sits down and does alphabet letters,” said Tisha Luthy, preschool director. “We’re more about kids going out and exploring on their own and becoming independent.” Luthy said the preschool would integrate math, science, art and language lessons into its outdoor excursions. “We will definitely be taking

the preschoolers to the playscape at least once a week,” said Luthy of the new Marge and Charles Schott Nature PlayScape. “It’s an area to go in and get involved in nature.” Debi Hodges said her 4-yearold granddaughter Sage HodgesStrong is excited to be attending the preschool. She said Sage’s parents were considering home schooling when they heard about the new program. “We were shocked at how economical it was,” said Hodges. “I think it’s so well-rounded. It teaches them respect for the land and to love animals.” Each class will have 15 students and there will be three classes offered: Two mornings per week, three mornings per week, and two afternoons per week. Tu-

ition varies according to the class. CNC members will have the registration fee waived, however, parents do not have to be members to enroll their child. The nature center is holding a free open house from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, for parents to learn more about the preschool program. CNC members are free, nonmembers will pay price of admission. Childcare will be provided during the presentation and parents are welcome to bring a lunch. Cincinnati Nature Center’s Rowe Woods is at 4949 Tealtown Road in Union Township. Admission is $8 adults, $3 children ages 4 to 12, and children ages 3 and under are free. Call 831-1711 or go to www.cincynature.org for more information.

Time is running out to enter your dog in the competition to be named Clermont County’s top dog. The Clermont County Humane Society is teaming with the Clermont County commissioners and the Clermont County Auditor’s Office in the search for the 2012 Clermont County Humane Society Poster Pooch. All dog owners in Clermont County, with a valid 2012 dog license, are eligible to enter their four-legged friends to represent the Clermont County Animal Shelter in various campaigns and publications. The prize winner will receive a $250 gift card to a local animal supply store and a gift basket from the humane society. Prize baskets and gift cards also will be presented to second- and third-place winners. The deadline to enter is Jan. 31. “If your dog didn’t win last year, please enter him or her again. Our judges had a hard time deciding on the winners, based on the wonderful pictures and stories submitted,” said Molly Geise with the Clermont County Humane Society. The 2011Poster Pooch winner, Bailey Miles Radabaugh of Miami Township, is a 10-year-old mixed breed. To enter the 2012 Poster Pooch competition, you must have a valid dog license. “Dog licenses are required, by Ohio law,” said Clermont Auditor Linda Fraley. Through Jan. 31, dog licenses are on sale for

$14 each at the Clermont County Auditor’s Office, 101 E. Main St. in Batavia; the Clermont County Animal Shelter, 4025 Filager Road; along with a variety of satellite locations. Visit www.ClermontAuditor.org for a complete list of satellite locations or to purchase a license online.” Kennel licenses cost $50 and are only available at the auditor’s office. “The fees collected for dog licensing go directly to the county’s animal control program to care for abused, neglected and unwanted animals in the county,” said county Commissioner Ed Humphrey. “A valid dog license is the best way to ensure a happy reunion if you and your pet are ever separated.” After Jan. 31, the cost of dog licenses double, said Debbie Seigroth, development director for the Clermont County Humane Society. “The more licenses we sell, the more animals we can help.” Pictures submitted for the competition must be non-copyrighted and a non-published work. Entry forms are available at the animal shelter or can be downloaded at www.ClermontAnimalShelter.com or www.ClermontCountyOhio.gov. All entry forms and pictures should be emailed to rkimble@clermontcountyohio.gov. Entry forms also can be sent to the Clermont Office of Public Information, 177 E. Main St., Batavia, Ohio 45103. For more information, call 732-7597.

Bailey Miles Radabaugh of Miami Township was the winner of the 2011 Best Dog of Clermont County contest.

Father, son among five servicemen recognized By Lisa J. Mauch lmauch@communitypress.com

CLERMONT CO. — A father and son were among the five servicemen recognized at the county commissioners’ Jan. 9 meeting. Lt. Col. Jonathan Royer and his son, Airman 1st Class Joshua Royer, served in Iraq at the same time and managed to see each other twice while there. The airman also got to see his dad leave for home. "It was good knowing he was safe and getting to go home,” said Joshua. The three other servicemen honoredwerechaplainLt.Col.Jess Abbott, Spc. Kyle Schumacher and Cpl. Colten Neu. Also recognizing the service-

men was Dan Bare, on behalf of the Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission, and U.S. Rep Jean Schmidt. “I think you know this country loves and cares for you,” said Bare. Jonathan Royer grew up in Pierce Township and graduated from New Richmond High School. He currently lives in Stonelick Township. His son, Joshua Royer graduated from Clermont Northeastern High School and is stationed in San Antonio. Abbott resides in Stonelick Towship. Schumacher grew up in Owensville and graduated from Clermont Northeastern. Colten grew up in Union Township and graduated from Glen Este High School.

Five servicemen were recognized by the county commissioners Jan. 9. Commissioner Bob Proud, right, presents certificates to Cpl. Colten Neu while Spc. Kyle Schumacher, far left, Lt. Col. Jonathan Royer, Chaplain Lt. Col. Jess Abbott and Airman First Class Joshua Royer wait their turns. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JAN. 26 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Music - Blues Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; www.mamavitas.com. Loveland.

Nature Animal Tales, 11 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Story time followed by animal encounter. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

Pets Family Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. All dogs welcome. Dog owners required to bring proof of dog’s vaccinations. Family friendly. Free. 831-7297; www.kennelresorts.com. Milford.

FRIDAY, JAN. 27 Business Seminars Job Search Learning Labs, 1-2:45 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; www.jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 5752102. Milford.

SATURDAY, JAN. 28

Robert Burns Dinner, 6-11 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Loveland, 10681 Loveland Madeira Road, Celebrating life and works of Scotland’s beloved poet. Traditional haggis ceremony. Buffet dinner and cash bar. Entertainment by Caledonian Pipes and Drums, Cincinnati Scots, Cincinnati Highland Dancers and the Royal Scottish Country Dancers and more. Family friendly. $24, $12 ages 12 and under. Reservations required. Presented by Caledonian Society of Cincinnati. 574-2969; www.caledoniansociety.org. Loveland.

Education Earth Arts: Balance for a New Year, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Explore ideas of balance for the new year with Amy Tuttle, artist. Create mobiles from natural materials as symbols for personal, communal and ecological balance for 2012. Family friendly. $10, $20 with optional 12:30 p.m. lunch. Reservations required. 683-2340. Loveland. Kids’ Self-Defense Class, Noon-1:30 p.m. (Ages 4-7 with accompanied adult. Topic: Stranger Danger.), 2-3:30 p.m. (Ages 8-12. Stranger Danger, self defense maneuvers and safety tips.) and 4-5:30 p.m. (Ages 13 and up. More advanced self defense and emergency room “trauma procedure” talk with special guest speaker.), Anderson Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Presented by black belts of Anderson Taekwondo School with over 18 years experience in training children and adults in self defense and martial arts. Family friendly. Free. 293-0293; www.atacincinnati.com. Anderson Township.

February. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4476. Loveland.

Music - Bluegrass Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers, 6:30-9 p.m., Front Street Cafe, 120 Front St., All-female acoustic band and Cincinnati Entertainment Award nominee. Free. 553-4800; macrowmusic.com. New Richmond.

Music - Blues Sonny’s Solo Blues, 9 p.m., Padrino, 111 Main St., 965-0100; www.padrinoitalian.com. Milford.

Nature

Recreation Tennis for Intermediates, 5-6 p.m., Mercy HealthPlex Anderson, 7495 State Road, Weekly through Feb. 26. For those with previous instruction or basic skills. Indoor courts. Ages 18 and up. $69. Registration required. Presented by Communiversity at UC. 556-6932; www.uc.edu/ce/commu. Anderson Township.

MONDAY, JAN. 30 Dance Classes Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Mount Moriah United Methodist Church, 681 Mount Moriah Drive, Ages 8 and up. Instructor: Sharon Murphy, licensed square dance caller. $5. Presented by Beechmont Squares Dance Club. 871-6010. Withamsville.

Bird Walk, 8 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet at Long Branch Farm upper (Creekside) lot. Bring binoculars and dress for weather. Beginners welcome. Family friendly. Included with daily admission, free for members. 831-1711. Union Township. Hands-on Nature at the Nature PlayScape, 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Play Facilitators provide variety of tools and toys for children to borrow to explore the Playscape. Family friendly. Included with daily admission, free for members. 831-1711. Union Township.

Sonny Moorman Group, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Anderson Bar and Grill, 8060 Beechmont Ave., $5. 474-2212. Anderson Township.

Pets

Nature

Puppy Play: Free Dog Park, 1-3 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. For puppies up to age one. All puppies must have completed, at minimum, their second round of puppy shots. Family friendly. Free. 831-7297; www.kennelresorts.com. Milford.

Nature Knowledge Night: Animals in the Movies, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Program explains secrets behind working snakes and other “non-trainable” animals in the movies, as well as how to train animal actors for complex behaviors on command. $8, free for members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.

SUNDAY, JAN. 29 Dining Events Baked Potato Dinner, 6-8 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Includes baked potatoes with loads of toppings, salads, desserts and beverages. Benefits Wernle Boys Home. $5, $3 ages 11 and under. 474-4938. Anderson Township. All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Hall Milford, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits, toast and sausage gravy. Benefits American Legion Post 450. $8, $4 ages 10 and under. Presented by American Legion Post 450. 831-9876. Milford.

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., Anderson Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, thirddegree black belt and co-owner of ATA Black Belt Academy. $5. 293-0293; www.atacincinnati.com. Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Understanding Mental Illness, 6:30 p.m., Epiphany United Methodist Church, 6635 Loveland Miamiville Road, Dr. Sergio Delgado of Children’s Hospital Medical Center, speaker. Information on what to look for and how to help. 677-9866. Loveland.

Lectures Winter Travel Series, 2-3:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, “The Smoky Mountains, Like No Other Park” with Bill Deitzer. View scenery and learn about cultural and natural history of places near and far. Ages 18 and up. $8, free for members. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

Nature

Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Night vs. Day, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Compare different animals, see which time of day they like best and try to figure out why. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

Literary - Crafts

Pets

Valentines for Veterans, 2-3 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Create hand-made cards to be delivered to veterans who are inpatients at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center throughout

Singles Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. Single adults ages 21 and up welcome to share love of dogs with other single adults. Dog owners required to bring proof of dog’s

Exercise Classes

vaccinations. Free. 831-7297; www.kennelresorts.com. Milford.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Music - Blues

TUESDAY, JAN. 31 Civic Greater Anderson Promotes Peace, 7:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Quarterly meeting. Presented by Greater Anderson Promotes Peace. 474-4938. Anderson Township.

Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 6:30 p.m., 20 Brix, 101 Main St., Wines of the Pacific Northwest. Joe Clark of Cutting Edge Wine Imports guides through best vineyards of Oregon and Washington. $55. Paired with food. Reservations required. 831-2749; email Clay@20brix.com; www.20brix.com. Milford.

Exercise Classes Cardio Bootcamp, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Milford Martial Arts Academy, 1053 Ohio 28, Intense workout to burn calories. Ages 18 and up. $60 per month for eight classes, $10 walk-in. 3838339; www.milfordmartialartsacademy.com. Milford.

Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers, an all-female acoustic band, will appear at the Front Street Cafe, 120 Front St. in New Richmond, from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27. For more information, call 553-4800 or visit www.macrowmusic.com. THANKS TO DAVID SORCHER. mores can learn about the 35 career programs available. Presented by Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development. 612-4914; www.greatoaks.com. Miami Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Nature Nanny Night Hike, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Informal evening outdoors in winter with children. Brown-bag dinner. Night hike to search for owls and tracks in the snow. Free. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to www.cincinnati.com and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to life@communitypress.com along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to www.cincinnati.com and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Learn to whistle like a woodchuck and search for signs of the illusive groundhog. Concludes with hot chocolate and marshmallow roasting. Meet at white Creekside Barn at Long Branch. $8, $2 members. Registration required. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Goshen Township.

On Stage - Student Theater

On Stage - Student Theater

A Little Princess, 7:30 p.m., Turpin High School, 2650 Bartels Road, Play based on novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett about Sara Crewe, forced into servitude in an exclusive boarding school after her father dies. Family friendly. $8. Presented by Turpin Drama. 232-7770. Anderson Township.

A Little Princess, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Turpin High School, $8. 232-7770. Anderson Township.

Pets

Pets

Religious - Community

Family Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, Free. 831-7297; www.kennelresorts.com. Milford.

Winter Day of Quiet, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Provides time and space to immerse yourself in quiet reflection and prayer to refocus on personal goals and to reconnect with what brings you joy in your life. $25-$45. Reservations required. 683-2340; www.grailville.org. Loveland.

FRIDAY, FEB. 3 Business Seminars

Puppy Play: Free Dog Park, 1-3 p.m., KennelResorts, Free. 831-7297; www.kennelresorts.com. Milford.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1

Job Search Learning Labs, 1-2:45 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, Free. 474-3100; www.jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.

Dining Events

Community Dance

Dining Events

WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Part of Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary event. No church service attached, no reservations needed. All welcome. Family friendly meals. Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; www.milfordfirstumc.org. Milford.

Daddy Daughter Valentine Dance, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Includes crafts and snacks. Family friendly. $20, $15 residents for couples; $5 for each additional daughter. Reservations required. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727. Miami Township.

All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Hall Milford, $8, $4 ages 10 and under. 831-9876. Milford.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $5.50 and up. 575-2102. Milford.

SUNDAY, FEB. 5

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., Anderson Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, $5. 293-0293; www.atacincinnati.com. Anderson Township.

Nature

SATURDAY, FEB. 4

Hot Cocoa Social in the Nature PlayScape, 1-3 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Bring your favorite cocoa mug for hot cocoa and winter nature entertainment. Family friendly. $8, $3 children, free for members. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

Religious - Community

Exercise Classes

Pets

Healing Rooms, 7-8 p.m., Milford Assembly of God, 1301 Ohio 131, Spiritual, financial, physical or emotional healing. Free. 831-8039; www.milfordag.com. Miami Township.

Zumba Fitness Class, 9:3010:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Singles Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, Free. 831-7297; www.kennelresorts.com. Milford.

Health / Wellness Group Hypnosis for Weight Loss, 7-9 p.m., The Face Place, 632 Main St., $50. Reservations required. Presented by Sweetdreams Hypnosis. 800-385-0765. Milford.

THURSDAY, FEB. 2 Education Open House, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Live Oaks Career Development Campus, 5956 Buckwheat Road, Parents and high school sopho-

On Stage - Student Theater A Little Princess, 7:30 p.m., Turpin High School, $8. 2327770. Anderson Township.

Music - Rock Hogwild, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., KC’s Pub, 928 Ohio 28, Free. 248-0358. Milford.

Nature Groundhog Day Hike for Families, 2-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch

MONDAY, FEB. 6 Dance Classes Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Mount Moriah United Methodist Church, $5. 871-6010. Withamsville.

Exercise Classes

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Music - Cabaret Sinatra Night, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Dinner available starting at 4:30 p.m. Family friendly. Free. 248-2999. Milford.

Schools Week-long Open House Event, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Goddard School-Anderson Township, 1280 Nagel Road, Meet degreed teachers and tour newly renovated school. Ages 10 and under. Family friendly. Free. 474-5292. Anderson Township.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8 Clubs & Organizations Members’ Astronomy Club, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Visitor Center. With naturalist Sheila Riley. Ages 12 and up. Free for members. Registration required. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

Dining Events WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; www.milfordfirstumc.org. Milford.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Group Hypnosis for Weight Loss, 7-9 p.m., The Face Place, $50. Reservations required. 800-385-0765. Milford.

Religious - Community Healing Rooms, 7-8 p.m., Milford Assembly of God, Free. 831-8039; www.milfordag.com. Miami Township. GriefShare, 7-8:30 p.m., Mount Carmel Christian Church, 4183 Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, Room 101. Weekly through May 2. Faith-based study/support group for people grieving the death of someone close. Ages 18 and up. $15. 528-0230; www.griefshare.org. Mount Carmel.

Schools Week-long Open House Event, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Goddard School-Anderson Township, Free. 474-5292. Anderson Township.


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Two sandwiches for you Super Bowl festivities The Super Bowl at our house means lots of family and friends gathering round our old-fashioned TV (our kids can’t believe we still have this old “relic,” but no way are we changing to flat screen until we have to) eating lots of really good food and cheerRita ing our Heikenfeld favorite RITA’S KITCHEN team on to victory. I always make homemade doughnuts for dessert. I guess it’s sort of weird to have those as a Super Bowl dessert, but it’s a long-standing tradition, just like watching the game on the “relic.” Check out the recipe for the doughnuts, which I’ve shared in this column before, on my blog: Cooking with Rita on Cincinnati.com. Here’s my favorite game-day sandwiches, which can be made ahead, letting you root for your team instead of slaving

Can you help?

away in the kitchen.

Muffaletta with olive dressing

Subway cookies. Sarah would like a similar recipe. “They have chocolate dough with regular and white chocolate chips, and no nuts.”

A bit messy to eat, but oh so good! One loaf Italian bread, sliced into two horizontally. You can use the round or long loaf.

Update on Lehr’s peanut butter fudge

Filling: ½ pound each sliced baked ham and provolone cheese ¼ pound hard salami Tomato slices Onion rings Leaf lettuce (optional but good)

Dressing: Go to taste on this. If you don’t like black olives, use green olives. You may wind up with dressing left over. It makes a nice spread for wraps. ½ cup finely chopped black olives 2 ⁄3 cup olive oil 1 ⁄3 cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons minced onion ½ cup fresh basil, finely chopped 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon dried oregano Pepper to taste

Whisk together dress-

A muffaleta makes a great Super Bowl sandwich. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

ing ingredients. (Can be made a day ahead). Set aside. Hollow out bottom loaf, leaving ½-inch thick sides. Hollow out top loaf, but leave sides a bit thicker. Spread dressing on inside of top and bottom loaves. Set top aside. Start layering meats, cheese, vegetables and lettuce, brushing each layer with dressing, until you run out of filling. Press each layer down as you go. Press top onto sandwich and wrap and chill for at least one hour or up to eight hours. Cut into big wedges to serve. Serves 6.

Greek salad hero One loaf Italian or French bread, sliced horizontally ½ pound feta, sliced ¼-inch thick 3-4 tomatoes, thinly sliced Red onion rings ½ cup Greek olives, cut in half with pits removed Fresh parsley, chopped Salt and pepper to taste

Brush both halves with olive oil. On bottom half, lay slices of cheese down the length. Top with tomato, onion and olives. Sprinkle with parsley and add seasonings. Close and slice into four pieces. Serves 4.

Sally Kramer wanted this recipe from this Milford deli. The fellow who made the fudge, Fred Humphries, retired and he told me he used a restaurant quantity packaged mix. He’s going to try and figure out a similar recipe and share with us for Sally.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen: Flour power

When a recipe calls for sifted flour, do you sift before or after measuring? I get this question a lot. “Sifted flour” means sift before measuring. When the recipe calls for “flour, sifted,” measure first and sift after measuring.

ie mission remains the same. When you buy Girl Scout cookies, girls decide where the money goes. They have big hearts and big imaginations. Beginning Friday, Jan. 13, girls in southwest Ohio will begin taking Girl Scout cookie orders. All Girl

Scout Cookie Sale proceeds stay in the community. For a second year, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio will be offering customers a premium selection of the best-selling Girl Scout cookies of all time. Research shows that nearly all Girl Scout cookie customers have a favorite

among these best sellers: Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils and Do-SiDos. In addition, new this year is a lemon wedge cookie called Savannah Smiles, which pays tribute to the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting. A total of six Girl Scout cookies are offered this year.

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Annual Girl Scout cookie sale is underway People say it’s just a cookie. What can a cookie do? A Girl Scout cookie can do many things. It could send a girl to camp. It could help pay to refurbish a room at a homeless shelter. It could cheer up a soldier who is far from home. This is the 100th year of Girl Scouting and the cook-

visited DC in 1954 on a class trip. She kept the recipe: Take 2 pounds small navy pea beans and run through hot water until white. Put on fire with 4 quarts hot water, and take 1-1/2 pounds smoked ham hocks and boil slowly in covered pot three hours. Braise one onion, chopped, in butter until light brown, put in soup and season with salt and pepper. Mary said: “They sure didn’t put in as many ingredients as the Joy of Cooking! Hope you enjoy seeing this.”

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JANUARY 25, 2012 • COMMUNITY JOURNAL • B5

Ole Fisherman, Ruth Ann celebrate 53 years together Howdy folks, We were watching the R.F.D. television station last week and they showed an onion field which had 1,500 acres in it. How would all of us like to pick these onions? Of course they have machinery to do this, but people have to grade them. We attended a birthday party for a 10-year-old young feller last week. He was excited with all his gifts, but one in particular. It was a bow some folks gave him. When we got there he had to show Ruth Ann and I. It was a good bow for a boy and he was sure enjoying it along with his sisters. One sister would rather shoot a BB gun though. These young folks belong to the folks that have the Riverside Coffee Mill in Batavia. The birthday boy was Ethan, his sisters are

Grace and Claire. These kids are very involved in church, 4-H, Scouts and other activities. We saw a picture of a grasshopper pull toy in a wood magazine so we made one for our greatgranddaughter, Brooklyn. We made it out of wood. It is something she can keep and in years to come say this was made by my great grandparents. Friday evening and all day on Saturday, the Bethel United Methodist Church held a retreat to get ideas for the programs that would help the church better serve the community. There were 25 or 30 people that attended. This is a time for sharing ideas to help all of us serve the Lord better. A young lady served breakfast and the Kitchen of Hope furnished the noon meal. Now you have read

about our new kitten, Chessy. Well here goes, she was setting under a bird feeder. The bird was eating, the cat was watching. The bird would get some bird feed then turn around and look down at the George cat. This Rooks went on for OLE FISHERMAN of couple minutes then the bird flew. It is so comical to watch the ways of the birds and the cat. She also chases after the squirrels, but they go up a tree and bark at her. Monday, Ruth Ann and I spent part of the day visiting. First, we went to see the building of Jungle Jim’s store at Eastgate where they are putting up

the monorail. Then we drove over to the Great Wolf Lodge off I-71 by Kings Island. If you have never seen the lodge you can go visit like we did. There are so many things to see. On the way back home, we stopped at the Milford Cracker Barrel for our noon meal. Now you may wonder why all this. Well, Ruth Ann and I were celebrating 53 years of marriage. We had talked about what to do as something special, so we decided that we had never seen this lodge and have seen the commercials about it so we would go see it. This was wonderful. There is so much close to home to see and enjoy. A person can spend a day and not need to spend a lot of money, then be at home in the evening. This is what we enjoy doing.

Last week, one day in the neighbors field there was a flock of wild turkeys of at least 75. They seem to be getting to be a bigger bunch each year, along with the deer. I was talking to Mike at the Boars Head Bait Shop in Afton about the crappie tournament they had last Sunday. The fishing is still good, with seven crappie being weighed in. The winning weight was 7.5 pounds. These are fine sized fish. The big crappie was 1.5 pounds. One day last week there were 30 boats on the lake fishing. The crappie fishing this year will be excellent. My fishing partner says it is to cold for her, so we will wait until it warms up in the spring. Mark your calendars for the Bethel Lions Club Pancake Breakfast. It will be Feb. 18, 7:30 a.m. till

10:30 a.m. All the pancakes you can eat, along with sausage, tater cakes, milk, orange juice and coffee. There will be Lions members there to serve you. This will be at the BethelTate High School at the east end of Bethel. Now you can have your breakfast there, then in the evening come out to the Monroe Grange Hall on Ohio 222 in Nicholsville for soup, corn bread, dessert, coffee and maybe hot tea, from 5 p.m. till 7 p.m. so you won't have to cook. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later.

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Filings Robin Elsaesser vs. Matthew Cione, et al., other tort. Bradford Steffey vs. Jerry Florence, other tort. Brookbend Ferris vs. Meijer Inc./Stephen Buehrer Administrator, worker’s compensation. Robert W. Jones vs. Smyth Automotive Inc./Stephen Buehrer, worker’s compensation. PNC Bank NA vs. Catherine Clark Wolters, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Jenni E. Hendricks, et al., foreclosure. Cenlar FSB vs. Erik Shoemaker, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Kelly A. Glynn, et al., foreclosure. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. vs. Velvet L. Wilson, et al., foreclosure. The Bank of New York Mellon fka The Bank of New vs. Edward A. Boudreau, et al., foreclosure. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. as trustee vs. Denise D. Johnson, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Roy E. Moore, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Peter Aranyos, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer Clermont County vs. John Robert Maklem, et al., foreclosure. GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Priscilla Makore, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer Clermont County vs. Terry L. Hoskins, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Nelson Maggard, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Frieda Abell, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Lloyd W. Pakins, et al., foreclosure.

Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Charles A. Cowan, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Celine R. Brotherton, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Lena S. Kinder, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer Clermont County vs. Ellen S. Wilson, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer Clermont County vs. Donald Woodall, et al., foreclosure. Cottage Savings Bank vs. Dennis J. Pawlak, et al., foreclosure. GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Jeffrey D. Moeller, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Tyler H. Shinkle, et al., foreclosure. Union Savings Bank vs. Maureen P. Dowdy, et al., foreclosure. Fannie Mae Federal National Mortgage Association vs. Sherilynn J Lathrop, et al., foreclosure. Commons of Eastgate Condominium Unit Owners Assoc. vs. Meloney M Schnatz, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer Clermont County vs. Catherine Oliver, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Melissa Mays, et al., foreclosure. Deutsche Bank Trust Co. vs. Victoria Vanderver, et al., foreclosure. Ohio Receivables LLC vs. Curtis L Peebles, other civil. Sinclair Media II Inc. vs. Riggsbee Entertainment Inc., other civil. American Express Bank FSB vs. Ronan Lasso, other civil.

Divorce Ala Kishawi vs. Maisa Alrayyes Rachel M. Elberfeld vs. Jayson W. Conover Stacey Bolin vs. Jeremy Bolin Melissa Trevino vs. Anthony Trevino

Kelli L. Crutcher vs. Michael B. Crutcher Christy L. Sparks vs. Jeffrey W. Sparks Nichole L. Doane vs. Frederick Schroeder Irene Brafford vs. Clifford E. Brafford Bobby J. Tingle Jr. vs. Sylvia Tingle Pamela R. Wynn vs. Charles A. Wynn

Dissolution Michael A. Huntwork vs. Melissa L. Huntwork Crystal M. Lawsongatch vs. Steven M. Lawsongatch Greg Vanchure vs. Brandy Vanchure Deidre Frey vs. Jacob Noland Tami Schrichten vs. Glen Schrichten Todd Miller vs. Michelle M. Miller William D. Elble vs. Regina F. Elble Robin R. Moermond vs. Jay D. Moermond Sr. Paul J. Badyna vs. Karen S. Badyna Deborah S. Davis vs. James E. Davis Lora Jessie vs. Joey Jessie Sr.

Indictments The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Jerry C. Lovitt, 33, 104 Susanna Way Unit B, New Richmond, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. William Jason Reese, 31, 69 E. Main St. Apt. 6, Amelia, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support

Enforcement. Shane Stanton Taylor, 38, 927 N. Buckley Ave., Sidney, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Steven Scott Flatt, 43, 7178 West U.S. 50, Holton, IN non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Chadwick Louis Laumann Sr., 40, 9 Montgomery Way No. 6, Amelia, identity fraud, Pierce Township Police. Andrew Joseph Seibert, 31, Hamilton County Justice Center, violating a protection order, menacing by stalking, Ohio State Highway patrol. Nicholas Gilbert Royse, 21, 1877 Bainum Road, New Richmond, burglary, grand theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Nathaniel Jay Williamson, 20, 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Lot 81, Amelia, unlawful sexual conduct with minor, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Ronald Shain Davidson, 30, 404 Sunset View Drive, Bethel, burglary, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Alexander Chauncey Howard, 18, 335 W. 9th St., Covington, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Robin Jean Combs, 35, 2512 Ohio 133, Bethel, receiving stolen property, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Shannon Ray Allen Morgan, 21, 5816 Highview Drive, Milford, sexual battery, Miami Township Police. John Howard Summerfield, 25, Clermont County Jail, burglary, theft, Union Township Police. Misty Dawn Harris, 21, Clermont County Jail, possession of cocaine, tampering with evidence, Union Township Police.

Sandra Lynn Dougherty, 52, 8 Sparrow Lane, Amelia, theft, theft from an elderly person, forgery, Amelia Police. Gary Wayne Hodges, Jr., 31, Clermont County Jail, retaliation, menacing by stalking, Amelia Police. Andrew Ryan Paust, 18, Clermont County Jail, trafficking in marijuana, tampering with evidence, Narcotics Unit.

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POLICE REPORTS AMELIA Arrests/citations Jason L. Pack, 31, 11 Cecelia Drive, assault, resisting arrest, Jan. 5.

Incidents/investigations Assault Male was assaulted at 1114 Hunters Run, Jan. 4. Male was assaulted at 11 Cecelia Drive, Jan. 5. Criminal mischief Male reported vehicle damaged at 20 Heron Drive, Jan. 6.

BATAVIA Arrests/citations Jason W. Winters, 38, 2136 Ravine St., warrant, Jan. 3. Jeremy A. Lindsey, 25, 171 Spring St., warrant, Jan. 3. Travis Sebree, 36, 1883 Old State Road, warrant, Jan. 5. Michael Collins, 57, 240 E. Glen Ave., warrant, Jan. 7.

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Incidents/investigations Theft Batteries taken from vehicles; $320 at West Main Street, Jan. 3.

NEW RICHMOND Arrests/citations Eugene T. Vaske, 29, 619 Market St., recited, Dec. 28.

PIERCE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Mark Maynard, 42, 326 St. Andrews No. D, domestic violence, Jan. 3. Eric Hartness, 23, 110 Church St., domestic violence, Jan. 4. Crystal L. Luthy, 27, 326 St. Andrews Drive, warrant, Jan. 3. Samuel S. Morris, 33, 3666 Oakwood, warrant, Jan. 1. Kyle Gibson, 22, 9996 Fite Ave., bench warrant, Jan. 2. Gary W. Puckett, 51, 348 St. Andrews, recited, Jan. 5.

Incidents/investigations Domestic violence At Rivendell Drive, Jan. 1. At St. Andrews Drive, Jan. 3. At Pine Forest, Jan. 4. Drug paraphernalia Items found in vehicle by K-9 unit during traffic stop at area of Ohio 52 near Ohio 749, Jan. 6. Items found in vehicle by K-9 unit at 300 St. Andrew, Jan. 6. Theft Jewelry taken; $2,200 at 3654 Oakwood, Dec. 31. Gasoline taken from vehicle; $14 at 354 St. Andrews Drive, Jan. 3. Playstation unit and game taken; $270 at 310 St. Andrews No. C, Jan. 7. Revolver and jewelry taken; $2,945 at 1192 E. Locust Corner, Jan. 7.

UNION TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Juvenile, 16, domestic violence, Jan. 3.

Nicholas T. Hall, 19, 4702 Beechwood, warrant service, Jan. 3. David A. Olphie, 34, 356 St. Andrews, warrant service, Jan. 4. Denise R. Greene, 56, 1176 Martin-Alexander, hit skip, driving under suspension, Jan. 4. Stephenie N. Davis, 21, homeless, drug instrument, Jan. 3. Janilee Jennings, 21, 9720 Ohio 774, warrant, Jan. 3. Adam Smith, 32, 633 Forest Ave., disorderly conduct, driving under suspension, Jan. 4. Angel R. Orevicars, 21, 510 Batavia Pike, wrongful entrustment, Jan. 4. Paul A. Volpenhein, 45, 4783 Summerside, driving under influence, drug paraphernalia, drug abuse, Jan. 4. Johnathan P. McPherson, 19, 569 Orchard View, underage consumption, Jan. 3. David L. Igu, 19, 4600 Shady Lawn, underage consumption, Jan. 3. Domonique T. Wenstrup, 18, 4683 Fehr Road, open container, Jan. 3. John H. Summerfield, 25, lka 1171 Richey Road, burglary, Jan. 6. Jacob Burns, 20, lka 4017 Brandy Chase, theft, Jan. 6. Lauren Kirry, 18, lka 467 Auxier, receiving stolen property, Jan. 6. Jared B. Rubrect, 21, 2988 Kinett, warrant service, Jan. 5. Nova White, 21, 148 Newlun, driving under suspension, Jan. 5. Travis D. Gentry, 24, 1568 Steward Harbrough Road, driving under influence, obstructing official business, Jan. 5. David Coghlen, 25, 2301 Old Ohio 32, warrant service, Jan. 5. Sherri L. Saylor, 40, 2013 Buckler, driving under influence, Jan. 5. Gary Nipper, 33, 719 Vine St., deception to obtain dangerous drugs, forgery, Jan. 5. Laura O. Young, 22, 318 Mulberry, deception to obtain dangerous drugs, Jan. 5. Joseph Rose, 20, 16 Drake Drive, criminal trespass, Jan. 5. Kevin Webster Jr., 21, 4704

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5. Medication taken at 114 Southern Trace, Jan. 3. A ring taken from Kohl's; $24 at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 5. Wallet and check book taken from vehicle at 126 Southern Trace, Jan. 5. Failure to pay for food consumed; $14.90 at 617 Ohio Pike, Jan. 7. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $225 at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 7. Clothing taken from J.C. Penney; $55 at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 7. Shoes, clothes, etc. taken from vehicles; $460 at 4564 Bells Lane, Jan. 7. Wood chipper taken; $4,200 at 984 Old Ohio 74, Jan. 7. Medication taken at 4410 Eastwood, Jan. 7. Inversion table taken; $450 at 4007 Benjamin, Jan. 7. Cash taken; $5,840 at 4168 Cannon Gate, Jan. 5. Furniture taken from Eastgate Pools; $3,350 at Old Ohio 74, Jan. 6. Tool box, tackle boxes, etc. taken at 529 Aspen Glen, Jan. 6. Medication taken at 5102 Oakbrook, Jan. 2. License plate taken off vehicle at 906 Staghorn, Jan. 9. Phone taken; $300 at 4473 Eva Lane, Jan. 8. Merchandise taken from Kroger; $118 at Ohio Pike, Jan. 10. Check taken; $382.91 at 4305 Long Lake No. C, Jan. 10. GPS unit and cellphone taken from vehicle at Dick's Sport Store at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 10. Necklace and knives taken; $800 value of jewelry at 4700 Beechwood, Jan. 10. Jewelry taken from vehicle; $150 at 119 Southern Trace, Jan. 10.

WILLIAMSBURG Arrests/citations Dennis C. Rose, 20, 108 Pleasant St., warrant, Jan. 4. Debbie A. Donohoo, 56, 13374 Locust Ridge New Harmony Road, warrant, Jan. 4.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damage Window broken in vehicle at 176 N. 8th St., Jan. 1. AC unit damaged at 549 W. Main St., Jan. 3.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Jeweleen C. Lycan, 35, 6657 Doll Lane, Loveland, possession of drugs at 4700 Filager Road, Batavia, Jan. 15. Kevin Joseph Wehrle, 21, 4404 Hidden Green Court, Amelia, driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs, illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse _ detention mental health facility, leave the scene, possession of drugs at 4700 E. Filager, Batavia, Jan. 16. Jeffrey William Wiegele, 19, 2840 Lindale Mount Holly, Amelia, burglary, theft at 1414 Old Ohio 74, Batavia, Jan. 11. Casandra K. Henderson, 28, 402 Millboro Springs Drive, Batavia, theft at 2640 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Jan. 10. Brandy Nicole Groneck, 31, 3278 Eiler, Amelia, receiving stolen property at 1368 Gumbert Drive, Amelia, Dec. 31. Jessica Ann Knight, 23, 291 Sherwood Court, Batavia, burglary, theft at 1368 Gumbert Drive, Amelia, Jan. 11. Jessica Ann Knight, 23, 291 Sherwood Court, Batavia, forgery, theft at 291 Sherwood Court, Batavia, Jan. 11. Robert Wayne Ashbrook, 48, homeless, New Richmond, notice of change of address at homeless, New Richmond, Jan. 11. Gregory M Abbott, 39, 5555 Maple Grove Road, Blanchester, receiving stolen property at 291 Sherwood Court, Batavia, Jan. 5. Gregory W Johns, 48, 122 Sulpher Springs, Batavia, receiving stolen property at 432 Sweetbriar Drive, Batavia, Jan. 16. Alan P. Williams, 45, 6580 Millers Chapel Road, Hillsboro, criminal damaging/endangering, criminal trespass at 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Jan. 10. Brandon A. Creager, 18, 291 Sherwood Court, Batavia, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor at Sunny Meadow, Batavia, Jan. 10. Christine Hoeb, 41, 42 Lucy Run Road, Amelia, disorderly conduct at 42 Lucy Run Road, Amelia, Jan. 9. Antonio Thompson, 43, 42 Lucy Run Road, Amelia, disorderly conduct at 42 Lucy Run Road,

See POLICE, Page B7


LIFE

Gordon Allen Gordon Kenneth Allen, 73, Batavia, died Jan. 13. He was an electronics technician at Milacron. He was a Navy veteran. Survived by wife Phyllis Siebert Allen; sons Michael, Mark, Eric Allen; grandchildren Drew, Hailee; brother Gilbert Allen. Services were Jan. 17 at St. Philomena Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Philomena Church Cemetery Fund.

Wilbur Cohen Wilbur J. Cohen, 89, Batavia, died Jan. 13. He was a World War II veteran. Survived by children Carol (Paul) Drees, Tami (Doug) McKinney, Don (Rosie), Kim (Donna), Kurt (Sandy) Cohen; grandchildren Bridget, David, Melissa, Andrew, Kristine, Stefanie, Barrett, Dustin, A.J., Matt, Miya, Eric, Annie, Kelsey, Samantha, Evan; great-grandchildren Narrah, Kendon, Graham, Oliver, T.J., Jaden, Maibella, Violet. Services were Jan. 17 at Immaculate Heart of Mary. Arrangements by MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: Honor Flight Tri-State, 8627 Calumet Way, Cincinnati, OH 45249 or Tri-State Warbird Museum, 4021 Borman Ave., Batavia, OH 45103.

Dennis Corbett Dennis Corbett, 58, Union Township, died January 12. He was a machinist. Survived by wife Fonda Corbett; children Dennis Jr., Kristen Corbett; grandchildren Dennis, Paige, Carmen, Brett Corbett. Preceded in death by parents William, Dottie Corbett. Services were Jan. 21 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home.

Kevin Dorsey Kevin B. Dorsey, 17, Batavia, died Jan. 8. Survived by parents Shawn, Peggy A. Dorsey; siblings Shawna, Matthew, David Dorsey; grandmothers Phyllis McKenzie, Dora Dorsey; many aunts and uncles. Preceded in death by grandfathers Mark McKenzie, Benjamin Dorsey. Services were Jan. 21 at Batavia High School. Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home. Memorials to the Kevin Dorsey Memorial Fund in care of Fifth Third Bank.

Kris May Kristina “Kris” E. May, 31, New Richmond, died Jan. 13. Survived by fiancé Arthur Bush; parents Donald, Debra Collier May; siblings Jessi, Donald “DJ” May. Services were Jan. 18 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to: National Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33rd St., NY, NY 10016.

Phyllis Neiheisel Phyllis J. Neiheisel, 61, New Richmond, died Jan. 1. Survived by husband Fred Neiheisel; child Robin Neiheisel; grandchildren Taylor, Colton; brother Roger (Judy) Barkley. Preceded in death by parents Elbert, Ruth Barkley. Services were Jan. 6 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Betty Wagner Betty Wagner Betty Jane “Babe” Wagner, 78, Batavia, died Jan. 6. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Judy Moore, Jane Thacker, Jen Arnold, Dennis, Don, Dave, Doug Wagner; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Services were Jan. 10 at St. Louis Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.

POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B6 Amelia, Jan. 9. Juvenile, 14, domestic violence _ knowingly cause physical harm, Batavia, Jan. 10. Juvenile, 14, felonious assault, Batavia, Jan. 10. Taylor Baker, 20, 2613 E. 14th St., Chattanooga, offenses involving underage persons _ underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 4 Pine View Drive, Amelia, Jan. 10. Eino Joseph Hurt, 36, 2921 North Dunam Road, Amelia, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs _ marijuana at 2460 Bethel New Richmond Road,

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD

Bethel, Jan. 11. Donald Brian Motz, 41, 3875 Field Lane, Cincinnati, possession of drugs at 2460 Bethel New Richmond Road, Bethel, Jan. 11. Delmar Nmn Hinkle, 66, 13 Montgomery Way, Amelia, domestic violence _ cause belief of imminent physical harm by threat or force at 13 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Jan. 13. Zachary Brandon Marlow, 27, 25 Lori Lane Apt. 5, Amelia, breaking and entering, possession of drugs at 1400 Ohio 125, Amelia, Jan. 13. Daniel Gordon Daniels, 23, 1108 Ann St., Newport, retaliation, domestic violence at 4700

Filager Road, Batavia, Jan. 14. Stacey Paige Naegel, 25, 76 Lucy Creek, No. 3, Amelia, drug paraphernalia at 76 Lucy Creek, Amelia, Jan. 13. Joshua Cremer, 29, 1250 Pleasentfield Road, Sardinia, theft at 2200 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, Jan. 14. Charles D. Stevens, 41, 94 Shady Lane, Amelia, drug paraphernalia, possessing drug abuse instruments, possession of drugs _ marijuana at 94 Shady Lane, Amelia, Jan. 15. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons _ underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Batavia, Jan. 15. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons _ underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Batavia, Jan. 15.

Lindsay E. Bass, 20, 8941 Cheviot Road, Cincinnati, offenses involving underage persons _ underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, Jan. 15. Cody Mark Hopkins, 20, 3328 Bethel Concord Road, Bethel, offenses involving underage persons _ owner/occupant of public/private place allow underage to remain while consuming alcohol at 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, Jan. 15. David Brian Stevens, 27, 3475 Boot Jack Corner Road, Williamsburg, aggravated menacing, using weapons while intoxicated at 3475 Boot Jack Corner Road, Williamsburg, Jan. 15. Michael W. Gormley, 20, 82 Deermeadow Drive, Batavia,

felonious assault, interference w/ custody at 82 Deermeadow Lane, Batavia, Jan. 15. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons _ underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Batavia, Jan. 16. Michael Musselman, 19, 2294 Chesterfield, Batavia, offenses involving underage persons _ underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 2488 Jackson Pike, Batavia, Jan. 16. Kayla Dehler, 19, 57 Huntington Ave, Amelia, offenses involving underage persons _ underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 2488 Jackson Pike, Batavia, Jan. 16.

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Saint Mary Church,Bethel 3398 Ohio SR 125 Phone 734-4041 509 Roney Lane Cincinnati Ohio 45244 T: 513.528.3200 E: admin@clconline.us

Services: Sunday Worship 10:30 AM - Children’s Church Wednesday Worship 7:00 PM - Rangers and Girl’s Ministry Friday 24 hour prayer 6:00 PM

RIVER OF LIFE Assembly of God 1793 U.S. 52, Moscow, Ohio 45153 Pastor: Ralph Ollendick Sun. Contemporary Service SS -9:45am,Worship 11:00am Wed.- Informal Biblestudy 7-8pm Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services

SOUTHERN BAPTIST

CLOUGH PIKE BAPTIST CHURCH 1025 CLOUGH PIKE

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www.cloughpike.com

752-3521

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MT REPOSE 6088 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike Ken Slaughter, Pastor

Sunday School 9:45am - Worship 11am (nursery provided) Sunday Evening Service 6pm-Youth 6pm 513-575-1121 www.mtrepose.org MONUMENTS BAPTIST CHURCH

2831 State Route 222 Mark Pence, Pastor 513-313-2401 Sunday School....9:30AM Sunday Worship....10:45AM Childrens Church & Nursery Avail Wednesday Prayer Service & Youth Meeting....7:00PM Nursery & Children’s Activities www.monumentsbaptist.org

BAPTIST BATAVIA BAPTIST TEMPLE

770 South Riverside, Batavia OH 45103 Raymond D. Jones, Pastor 732-2739

Sunday School 10am; Morning Worship 11am; Sunday Evening Service 6pm;

Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM www.stmaryparishfamily.org

Saint Peter Church

1192 Bethel-New Richmond Rd New Richmond, Ohio 45157 Phone 553-3267 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor

Saturday Mass - 5:00 PM Sunday Masses – 8:30 & 11:00 www.stpeternewrichmond.org

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CHURCH OF CHRIST GLEN ESTE CHURCH OF CHRIST 937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223 www.gecc.net

Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 10:30am Bible Study: 9:30am & 6:00pm Youth Groups: 6:00pm

OWENSVILLE CHURCH OF CHRIST

A fellowship where God changes people for life. Come visit us! 2545 Highway 50 Owensville, OH 45160 513-732-2324 Sunday School 9:00am Childrens Church 10:00am Worship 10:00am

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Services 8:00 am, 9:15 am & 11:00am Steve Lovellette, Senior Pastor Nursery proivided at all services

Take I-275 to exit 57 toward Milford, Right on McClelland, Right on Price, church soon on Right

LUTHERAN All Saints Lutheran Church 445 Craig Road Mt. Carmel, Ohio 45244 513-528-0412 Services Saturday at 5 p.m. Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Pastor James Dinkel 513-528-9142

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Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Director Janet Bowdle - Children’s Director

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FELICITY 9:45am 10:45am 6:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm

LINDALE BAPTIST CHURCH 3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 797-4189

Sunday School..............................9:30am Sunday Morning Worship............10:30am Sunday Evening Worship...............6:30pm Wednesday Prayer Service ...........7:00pm

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Northside Baptist Church 320 Brown St. Bethel, Ohio 45106 Pastor: Ben Hurst Ph: (513) 734-6040 Sunday School 10:00-10:45 Children’s Church Provided Worship 11:00 Wednesday Prayer Service 7PM Come grow with a church on a "mission"

Trinity United Methodist Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am

EPISCOPAL ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL 100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

www.stthomasepiscopal.org

Sunday 8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15am Christian Formation & Discovery Hour for all ages* 10:30am Choral Eucharist, Rite II*

*Child care for children up to 4 in a staffed nursery from 9-noon

THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 AM with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

www.cloughchurch.org

EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Amelia-Olive Branch Road

732-1400

Sunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30 am http://www.emmanuel-umc.com Worship Services Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am

25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist 10:30am...Sunday School (Lil’ Samaritans) Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115 www.GoodSamaritanEpiscopal.org

Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. 6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Full childcare & church Loveland, OH 45140 school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor www.epiphanyumc.org %($#))#&'"##!$)#

A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song Pastor: Michael Fite info: 753-3159 3868 McMan Rd., Withamsville, OH 45245 (behind the Water Works car wash) Sunday Worship. 10:00am www.newsongohio.com

Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High)

513-831-0262 www.trinitymilford.org

Williamsburg United Methodist Church

Welcomes You

Sunday Morning Schedule: 9AM - Worship: Traditional 10AM - Classes & Groups 11AM - Worship: Contemporary Nursery care provided

FIRST CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST

A Loving Church in Jesus’ Name Sunday School..............................10:00AM Sunday Morning Worship..............10:45AM Thurs Prayer & Bible Study..............7:00PM Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship www.FirstChurchofJesusChrist.org 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150 Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450

NAZARENE Bethel Nazarene Church Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Cynthia Church, Discipleship Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Rev. Kent Davenport, Youth Pastor SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages) Worship Service Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12

212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565

513-732-2211

Pastor: Rev. Jay Madigan

Nursery provided for all services

Sunday School Sunday Worship Sunday Eve. Childrens Mission Sunday Eve. Adult Discipleship Sunday Eve. Worship Wed. Eve. Adult Bible Study

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www.williamsburgumc.com

Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GOSHEN 1828 Woodville Pike • 625-5512 Pastor Junior V. Pitman Sunday School – 10:00am Morning Worship – 11:00am Prayer Time – 5:30pm Sunday Evening – 6:00pm WED. Prayer & Bible Study – 7:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith

One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305 WburgUMC@aol.com

Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.

Wednesday Eve. Prayer Service & Bible Study, 7:00pm

Contemporary Service.......................9:00am Traditional Service.......................10:30am

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

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Real People...In a Real Church... Worshipping a Real God! 1675 Hillstation Road, Goshen, Ohio 45122 722-1699 www.goshenchurchofgod.org Pastor Tim McGlone Service Schedule Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Worship 10:45am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00pm Wednesday Youth Service 7:00pm Saturday Service 7:00pm

Located at 2580 US Hwy 50 (next to the library) or (1mile east of Owensville on 50)

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GOSHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6710 Goshen Rd, Goshen Across from Goshen High School 513-722-2541 www.goshenmethodist.org Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am Blended Worship Traditional and Contemporary Youth Fellowship 6:00pm Nursery Available

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PRESBYTERIAN (USA) LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services

Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School ......................... 11:15am Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

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NON-DENOMINATIONAL

PRESBYTERIAN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 199 Gay Street Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 Phone: 513-724-7985 Sunday School: 9:30A.M.

Worship:10:30A.M.(SupervisedNursery) PRESCHOOL: Tues, Weds, Thurs

Sunday Morning 10:00AM Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 www.cmcchurch.com Mark Otten, Pastor

WESLYAN MULBERRY WESLEYAN CHURCH 949 SR Bus. 28, Milford 831-3218 Eric George, Pastor Kent Underwood, Minister of Worship & Music

Sunday School 9:30am Worship/Children’s Church 10:30am Tuesday Adult Bible Study/Prayer Mtg 7:00pm Wednesday Youth Mtg. 7:00pm Friday Young Adult Mtg. 7:30pm “A friendly Church for the Whole Family”


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